Kudos to Iowa Senator Charles Grassley for proposing a new “watch list” for nursing homes that aren’t meeting federal health and safety standards. “That would include nursing homes that yo-yo in and out of compliance by using grace periods to correct deficiencies, but only then on a temporary basis,” Grassley says. “We never seem to get consistency of safety and quality at these nursing homes.” Read the news report here.
The public would be better able to judge whether a nursing home is the right place for their loves one if a “watch list” disclosed which homes aren’t up to snuff, according to Grassley.
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